Dear Epiphany Family,
Merry Christmas!!! While we have all had such a challenging year, yet the astounding, awesome, and unthinkable feast of Christmas is here. God the Son takes on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. The Word is not only made flesh (the incarnation) and enters into our world, but that first Christmas He entered into the messiness, darkness, and uncertainty of the world more than 2000 years ago but also enters into all of the messiness, darkness, and uncertainty of our world today. It is unthinkable to other religions that God would humble Himself and become one of us. Jesus came not only to save us, but also to show us God’s infinite and intimate love for each of us, to be a model of holiness, and to make us partakers of the divine nature. He came to be close to us, to invite us into intimate friendship, and to surrender our very selves to Him that we may accept His gift of salvation.
Our parish feast ON Sunday (January 3rd) is a great opportunity to celebrate who we are and are called to be as the Epiphany of the Lord parish. God is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ to all the nations, and He invites us to welcome Him anew in our hearts and enthrone Him as King and Lord of our lives that we might make Him known to all we meet. May we let the amazing revelation of His love for each of us and every person overwhelm us with joy, comfort us, strengthen us in the midst of challenges, grant us peace in uncertainty, and increase our faith and hope in Him no matter what may come. Merry Christmas!